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Final green light for £3m investment in Tooting Bec Lido

Wandsworth Council has formally approved proposals to invest £3m in safeguarding the future of the Tooting Bec Lido.

07 Dec 21

Protect yourself and each other from COVID-19

New measures are now in place as a precaution to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

03 Dec 21

Small Business Saturday roadshow comes to Wandsworth

The Small Business Saturday’s national roadshow was in Balham shining a spotlight on the borough’s entrepreneurs ahead of one of the busiest shopping days of the year this Saturday 4 December.

30 Nov 21

One confirmed case of Omicron variant detected

The UK Health Security Agency is leading the ongoing investigation into a confirmed Omicron variant case in Wandsworth and we are working closely with them to ensure that all appropriate actions to identify close contacts and arrange testing are completed. 

29 Nov 21

Million pound improvement scheme that’s making Bedford Hill safer, smarter and greener

Work is making good progress on the latest phase of a million pound regeneration scheme to improve the streetscape in Balham’s Bedford Hill.

01 Dec 21

Nominate now for Active Wandsworth Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Active Wandsworth Awards.

07 Dec 21

Series of measures helping children recover from pandemic’s lost learning opportunities

A series of teaching and learning schemes have helped children in Wandsworth recover from the time they missed at school during the pandemic. A borough-wide programme to provide children with additional teaching and learning opportunities has helped identify gaps, accelerate progress and raise aspirations.

29 Nov 21

Town centre Christmas events continue

Town centre community celebrations, tree lighting ceremonies and other Christmas events continue in the borough's town centres this weekend. 

03 Dec 21

More than £2m to help Wandsworth families through the winter

Councillors are meeting next week to discuss how more than two million pounds will be distributed to families in need over the winter months to help with food, household essentials and fuel costs.  

26 Nov 21

More cash support for some of the borough’s hard pressed small businesses

A number of businesses in the Brighter Borough that have faced hardship and lost custom during the pandemic will this week receive another welcome cash injection in the latest round of grants being processed by the council.

22 Nov 21

Wandsworth’s new 32 acre public park now taking shape

The borough’s newest public park, created as part of the redevelopment of Tooting’s Springfield Hospital, is beginning to take shape with the planting of the first of the 700 new trees planned for the site.

01 Dec 21

Work well underway on £500k park railings and footpaths upgrades

The council’s £500,000 programme of park infrastructure refurbishments is gathering pace with the first major stage of the project has now been completed.

26 Nov 21

Wandsworth students’ plan to create climate change gardens wins eco-award

Students in Wandsworth have won a £10,000 cash prize that will be used to create climate change gardens and help improve air quality at two sites in Tooting and Wandsworth.

11 Nov 21

Residents offered free grit to use if cold snap arrives

Wandsworth residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the town hall’s annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

03 Nov 21

Check your health this World AIDS Day 2021

Today (Dec 1) is World AIDS Day, and Wandsworth residents are being urged get a quick and simple test to check their HIV status.

01 Dec 21

It's Genie-us! Aladdin arrives at Civic Suite this Christmas

Journey into Aladdin's Cave at the Wandsworth Civic Suite for the very first time this Christmas. 

12 Nov 21

Councillors formally approve £5m plan to provide more school places for children with special needs and disabilities

Wandsworth Council’s plan to provide additional school places for children with special education needs and/or with disabilities (SEND) has now been formally approved.

26 Nov 21

Sprinklers for Kirton Lodge

Residents of Kirton Lodge Sheltered Housing block run by Wandsworth Council have welcomed the installation of sprinklers in their homes.


26 Nov 21

Draft Walking and Cycle Strategy now live 

The council’s new Walking and Cycling Strategy is now live, and local people have until December 8 to comment on it.  

11 Nov 21

Gabrielle’s artwork shown to world leaders at COP26

Artwork designed by a pupil at Battersea’s Sacred Heart primary school has been exhibited on the world stage at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow after being chosen as one of the winners of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s MoneySense ClimateSavers Top Trumps competition.

10 Nov 21

White Ribbon accreditation for Wandsworth as it prepares for 16 Days of Action against domestic violence 

Wandsworth Council has been successful in its bid to become a White Ribbon accredited organisation for its work tackling violence and abuse against women. 

24 Nov 21

More than a hundred new bike stands for borough’s parks and green spaces

Cyclists will soon find it easier to visit the borough’s parks and open spaces with the installation of more than a hundred new bike stands.

19 Nov 21

Wanted – volunteers to decide on school appeals

The Wandsworth Appeals Service is recruiting volunteer members of the School Admissions Appeals Panel.

26 Oct 21

Cash boost for Wandsworth Common playground that supports disabled children

A playground on Wandsworth Common designed for use by children with disabilities and special needs has benefited from council investment worth £153,000.

16 Nov 21

Thanks for joining the climate debate

Almost 500 local people and around 3,700 schoolchildren took part in this year’s Wandsworth Together on Climate Change Festival.

26 Nov 21

Start your festive celebrations with a night out at the Battersea Ball

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Battersea Ball – a chance to enjoy a fantastic night out while supporting an important local crime fighting charity.

12 Nov 21

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